Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday - February Review!

Well, all things considered, February was interesting.....

1. Was in Florida when February 1st rolled around and played the best round of golf I have ever played on Friday, February 4th.
2. Back to reality and drove home on February 5th and 6th.
3. Back to work on the 7th - VERY BUSY!
4. Started the kitchen renovation on February 14th! Happy Valentine's Day indeed
5. Today is February 28th and my sweetheart is putting the last coat of plaster up - which means that all of the electrical is done, planning for plumbing is done, and the gas hook-up for the new stove (CAN'T WAIT) also planned for.
6. A new look for zee blog! WIP to say the least.......I'm doing one of those "out with the old, in with the new things" with the house right now, so I'm moving it in to work and everything else I am/I do........oh, and that means that I'm DONE WITH WINTER TOO! (yeah, right?)

Weight loss front - well, MUCH less than stellar: I've gained 6.2 lbs since just before I left on vacation.

Weight loss attack: great fridge full of very healthy foods - and a plan of attack: I have a coleman stove which is coming out of the barn tonight which will allow me to start making my stir frys again! We've been surviving using the BBQ, toaster oven, microwave .... but it's been two weeks. I can't do this much longer!

March will bring many things, some new, some old:

1. Revamped food plan and the start of the 17 Day Diet, once my book arrives. In the meantime, I'm using my friend Leanne's "Coles" notes version and cleaning up my eating act. So goodbye to carbs.....for a little while! Hello to clean, healthy eating!
2. New paint hits the kitchen walls tomorrow - I believe the final colour will be decided on tonight, but right now, it's looking a LOT like Terra Cotta or something similar.
3. New flooring goes in first thing on Wednesday morning!
4. ......which can only mean that the new cabinetry will follow late Wed/Thurs/Friday, etc.!
5. Back to the gym after work tomorrow and Wed and Thurs and Friday.
6. Water, there will be more water - 8-10 cups or more per day.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Okay, so I finally did it. I got on the Wii Fit at home, in front of my partner and did my weigh in this morning. Wii Fit said 178....which means I've gained 6.2 lbs since January 24th. The only consolation in this is that if I gained that much that fast, I can likely turn the tables and lose it again relatively quickly. I'm not going to kid myself into thinking that just because I gained it in a little over 4 weeks I can lose it again in the same amount of time.....BUT, I'm in and going to do it.

This weekend is a house reno weekend. No time to get out to the gym. On that note, though, I am going to find the time to repack my gym bag and get it into my van so I have it at the ready for after work gym visits next week.

A friend of mine has taken clean eating to a new level and has tried out the 17 Day Diet. She's give a bunch of her friends a summary of how it works and it fits into what I know works for me when I'm completely working my weight loss program. So, I'm just going to go for it and do it as well. First few days/weeks involve few carbs and clean eating.

My thoughts on clean eating - based on past experience, I know it works for me, so I'm IN!

I've set a weight loss goal (an interim one) for May 26th. 22 lbs in 3 months. 156 lbs. I know that at 156 lbs, I feel great.....and I look pretty darned good as well. So what's stopping me? Me....well, it would seem that me, myself and I have had a good talk with each other and we're all on the same page, finally. I've also decided to do my weigh in every day on my Wii Fit......and keep up with my Weight Watchers meetings (this session ends at the end of June). I'm going to use every tool at my disposal to get this done once and for all.....AND then stick with it!

No more reason for NOT doing this.

I'm going to take my measurements sometime today as well. They won't be pretty, but as I've often said, it's what I do with the numbers that matters - not what the numbers actually are when I start.

At the end of May, I will reassess and set my next goal.

In closing.....just thought I'd mention how much all of your feedback means to me. Thank you for helping me keep it real as I continue this journey of self-discovery, self-responsibility, and self-reliance!

Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm here, I think......

...noticed I disappeared for a bit there? Well, um, that would be because I'm stressed and I'm gaining weight. And I don't know why.

So, I've decided a lot of things in the past 10 days or so:

1. Going to give my friend Leanne's 17 days diet a go. It ties well into my clean eating jumpstart that I was going to try again on my own - this is nice because I have a bit of guidance and support.

2. I have no is day 11.....and I'm losing it. We've had a few small delays, but thankfully, the drywall is going up today (praying they actually finish the wallboards today). Then Tony can spend the weekend doing the taping and plastering, sanding (read more cleaning here) and hopefully get the paint on the walls by end of day Tuesday......flooring is scheduled for Wednesday morning, and cabinets/counters to follow immediately after! GRIN!

3. Painting my stepson's room this weekend - he's getting new carpet on Wednesday as well, so now's the best time to go for it as we need to empty his room anyway.

4. Going back to the gym next week for formal exercise.

5. Not going to beat myself up about what I do/don't do, but going to focus on healthy.

Have an awesome weekend, my friends! Stay safe and here's to HEALTHY!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Realization and Accountability

So, I have finally admitted that I'm NOT perfect

So, I have finally reached out for help

I rejoined WW at Work meetings yesterday....which of course means I'm no longer doing my WI at home on Sunday, first thing in the morning, with little clothing on.....nope I'm doing my WI at noon on Tuesdays on a foreign scale.

That's okay, needless to say, my WI was higher than it is first thing in the morning.......something about them requiring me to be fully dressed while at work!?

Anyway, I'm still focused, still moving my @ss and still tracking planning and working my way back to healthy....well, healthier.

Monday, February 7, 2011

THUD! Back to reality!

Okay, so we had a fabulous vacation! There I said it - I ran away, the weather was awesome and it was, well, fabulous!

Got home at 3pm yesterday. Ran around and did groceries, organized kids schedules, and THUD....back at work today.

Jumped on the scale this morning - 171lbs. Yes, folks, that's correct. I went on vacation and came back a little bit lighter than I left. How absolutely cooooool is that, eh?

Well, I'm motivated to keep my momentum and smart eating under control, so am going to continue on right here, right is my day off excercising. I'm finding that I'm just plain tired.d

Tomorrow - back to the gym.......

WW is tracking my food - for now.....and I'm in control and feeling awesome!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lack of stress is an amazing thing....

.....I've found out that I need to move to the beach. Permanently.

Here, I have:

1. No work stress
2. No life stress - my biggest decisions are - should I do laundry? or what's for dinner?
3. No appointments
4. Lots of opportunity for informal/formal exercise
5. Tons of fresh produce, and the best FRESH SEAFOOD!
6. Ocean breezes
7. No SNOW!

I'm on vacation, I've been tracking on WW, meal planning is a breeze, water drinking is the easiest thing, and I FEEL GOOOOOOOD!